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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2008

City suspends liquor license of convenience store

Violations result in one-day suspension for store at 3742 Main St.

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Regulated Industries Division and the management of Main Street Shell have agreed to a voluntary, one-day suspension of the establishment's liquor license. Main Street Shell is located at 3742 Main St.

This suspension is the result of violations of City ordinances. The suspension will start May 25 at 9 a.m. As a condition of the suspension, the management has agreed to provide education, training and instruction to employees about City ordinances.

"This suspension is the result of failing to cooperate with police and failure of employees to obtain and display valid liquor permits," said Gary Majors, manager of the Regulated Industries Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department.

The Regulated Industries Division cited Main Street Shell with violations of these sections of the City ordinance:

- Sec. 10-34 – Inspection of licensed premises; impoundment of unlawful articles
- (a) The director [of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department] or his authorized agents, or any member of the Police Department, shall have the right, at any reasonable time, to inspect, and the licensee shall allow inspection, of any licensed premises and all portions of the buildings thereof, including all rooms, cellars, outbuildings, passageways, closets, vaults, yards and attics and all buildings used in connection with the operations carried on under the license and which are in the possession, or control of the licensee, and all places where licensee may keep or store liquor, and to seize any and all objects which may appear to be in violation of any provisions of this chapter and hold in custody the objects as evidence until any matter pertaining thereto is finally adjudicated. The adjudication of a violation will include the determination of whether the object seized under this chapter is contraband. Upon the seizure, a receipt shall be given and, upon demand, if not forfeited, objects shall be returned to their lawful owner after the matter is finally adjudicated unless the objects are found to be contraband. Other than contraband, objects not claimed by their lawful owner within 90 days after final adjudication shall be deemed forfeited.

- Sec. 10-291 -- General requirements for all licenses
- (g) Possession and exhibition -- While directly participating in the retail sale, service, delivery or dispensation of alcoholic beverages, any person holding an employee liquor permit under the provisions of this section shall be required to have the permit in his or her possession, and the permit shall be exhibited to the director or the director's agents or to any officer of the city police department upon demand. Failure of any person to exhibit an employee liquor permit as required by this subsection shall be prima facie evidence that the person does not hold a permit.

- Sec. 10-293 – Violations; penalty
- (d) Employment of persons without permit -- It shall be unlawful for any retail licensee to have in his employ to sell or assist in the retail sale, dispensation, service or delivery of alcoholic beverages any person who does not have an employee liquor permit issued by the director.

Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Teresa L. Clark, public information officer for the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3247.

    
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